Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
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Nicola Benedetti - My First Decade: an album guide
6. Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
After hearing the premiere of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, music critic Eduard Hanslick said: "The violin was not played but beaten black and blue." It's a fair comment for this fiendish concerto, which serves as a perfect vehicle for demonstrating Benedetti's virtuosic talent.